Designing our Future

Local Perspectives on Bioproduction, Ecosystems and Humanity

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This volume focuses primarily on society at the local and regional levels and on a scenario in which human beings coexist harmoniously with nature. This ideal society is examined in terms of the relationships between villages or towns and their natural environment. It also looks at how these villages and towns can achieve local or regional independence in the face of pressures toward centralization and globalization. This book highlights the importance of developing a society in harmony with nature through the networking of diverse communities to promote and achieve local independence.



Problem-structuring for local sustainability governance: The case of Furano

Policies made and implemented by local governments directly affect how citizens lead their daily lives, making it necessary to learn how to govern sustainability at the local level. As section 6-1 has argued, however, “sustainability” is a complex, broad concept that requires a number of issues to be considered if it is to be transformed into concrete activities.


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